It’s the last wrap up of November, which is kind of insane. I have been doing so much planning getting ready for next month (I will be posting every day in December, so get ready) and starting to plan for next year, but I am not ready. However, we can pretend none is happening, because I finally had an awesome reading week! I’ve been a bit slumpy for a few weeks, but I think I got my reading groove back. I finished four books this week, so let’s jump right in.
The first book I finished this week is kind of a big deal. I finished It by Stephen King. And I loved it. I’m still a little disappointed that it didn’t give me nightmares (though I’m sure the movie will when I watch it), but I can look past that because it’s a really great story. I’m really glad I decided to read it this year, even though it took me almost a month.
Then I read three nonfiction books (completing my goal of reading five nonfiction books for Nonfiction November). The first of which was I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young. Which is both fascinating and disturbing. I’m still grossed out by how much bacteria is inside my body, but I have a new appreciation for the functions of those bacteria.
I also read The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, which has been on my TBR for a while. I also really enjoyed this one. It’s a great memoir. My attention did wane a few times, but I did really love Nelson’s writing style. It was really beautiful, which worked really well for the story she told.
Finally, I read Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder. This is about a women’s basketball team doing the Great Depression. And while sports are not really my thing, feminist history definitely is, so I decided to give this a shot. I’ll be honest, my mind kind of zoned out through a lot of the basketball talk, but I did genuinely enjoy the story. If you like sports and history, check this one out.
As for current reads, I am still working on The Starless Sea. And I am absolutely loving it. I can already tell it’ll be a new favorite. So why is it taking me so long? Because I decided to slow down and savor it. It’s so easy for me to fly through a book, especially if I’m enjoying it. But Erin Morgenstern’s writing is too beautiful to rush through. It’s a different reading experience, but I like it.
And that’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend and a great week! As always, be sure to let me know what you’re reading this week – I’ve added a lot of books to my TBR based on your recommendations! Happy reading!